Varsity Hinsdale South battled in the final four against Crete on Saturday but came up a little short, losing 37-40. There were many great efforts and we are extremely proud of the effort, class and character of our young men. We would also like to say thank you to our fans, community and administration for all their support this season. The season proved to be successful by winning a Conference Championship and surpassing last year’s mark of the elite 8. Awards night is scheduled for Tuesday December 1st at 6pm. Awards will take place in the auditorium.
Varsity The Hornets defeated the number 1 seed and undefeated Lincoln-Way North in the IHSA quarterfinals on Saturday. The Offense had over 500 yards of total offense which led the way for the victory. The Hornets host Crete-Monee in a Class 6A semifinal game at 6 pm on Saturday November 21st. A victory will secure a trip to the IHSA 6A state championship game. Robert Hall and Ravon Johnson scored on touchdown passes in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead, and Marcus Curry had a 13-yard scoring run for a 21-7 lead in the first. Sean McCormack passed for 267 yards and four touchdowns, and Johnson finished with 209 yards receiving. Marcus Curry added 116 yards rushing.
Varsity Sean McCormack threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers while leading Hinsdale South to a dominating 47-14 victory over Oak Forest. Sean McCormack completed six straight passes to open the game, a stretch that included three scoring passes of over 50 yards to receivers Destin Talbert, Ravon Johnson and Jevais Harris. The Defense was dominant creating 7 turnovers. This is the second straight year we have been in the Elite 8. We play on Saturday at 6pm at Lincoln way North. South!
Varsity The Hornets defeated Thornton in the opening round of the IHSA playoffs by a score of 34-23 in Harvey. The offense line dominated, leading the way for running back Marcus Curry. Curry had 30 carries, 228 yards, 4 TDs. The defense forced turnovers and forced the very athletic team from Thornton to earn every yard. We will host Oak Forest in the second round Saturday November 7th at 7pm.
Varsity The Hornets won in convincing fashion Friday night at home against Morton 49-7. Senior night was awesome as everybody got to play in the playoff clinching victory. In addition, the Hornets won the West Suburban Gold Conference championship. This was the first since 2005. Our football team has made a playoff trip 3 of the last 4 years. The hornets set records during the regular season and look to build upon them in the playoffs. We will face Harvey Thornton in the first round Friday October 30th at 7:00 pm. Some of the records below.
Robert Hall: most catches one game -13 and he's 3 catches shy of breaking most receptions in one season - 49
Ravon Johnson: most career TD receptions - 16 Single season TD receptions - 10
Sean McCormack: Most passing yds in one game - 459 Passing yds in one season - 2153 Most completions in one season - 129 Most TD passes in one season - 23 Most TD passes in career - 25 Best career completion % - 65%
Marko Ristic set new record for most extra points in one season - 44
Sophomore The Hornet Sophomore football team closed out their season with a win at home against Morton on Friday! The 14-6 win marked the 4th win in the last 5 games for the team, giving them a 4-5 record on the season. The defensive performed very well again, scoring the first points of the game with an interception returned for a touchdown! Throughout the game the defense played with great toughness and forced a number of very crucial turnovers on downs to secure the win! We started slowly on offense, but in the second half the offensive line began to take control allowing our balanced rushing and passing game to get moving.The team made consistent improvements throughout the whole season, building better team unity and momentum with every game they played! The team now anticipates supporting the varsity team as they begin postseason play, and starting the exciting process of improving themselves for next season!!
Go Hornets! Freshman A & B The freshman A hornets lost to Morton 22-12, while the Freshman B won 20-18 in a thriller down the stretch. All freshman players who are not playing a winter or spring sport should be in the weight room for preparation for next year.
Varsity The Hornets lost in overtime 38-45 to Hinsdale Central. We are very proud of the way our guys represented Hinsdale South. They battled all game long and proved that they can play with anybody. Offense was the theme of the night with over 1000 yards combined between the teams. Sean McCormack threw for 459 yards setting a school record. Robert Hall had 13 receptions setting another single game school record. Ravon Johnson continued to add to his career touchdown record with multiple strikes into the end zone. Jevais Harris and Connor McCormack also had big nights receiving. The offensive line did a great job with protection and run blocking for Marcus Curry who had 88 yards rushing and a TD. The Hornets play Morton Friday. A playoff spot is guaranteed with a victory.
JV Our JV team wrapped up their season with a thrilling effort but unfortunately losing to the Red Devils 22-20. Leading the offensive effort behind strong offensive line play and the blocking of Nick Wenkus, the Hornets Shawn Wimberly had well over 100 yards. In addition, quarterback Brian Rudolph led the way with strong runs and efficient passing. Once again congrats go out to our conference undefeated team and thank you to all of our parental support!
Sophomore The Sophomore Hornet football team lost a very hard-fought contest with Hinsdale Central on Friday by a score of 12-20. The team competed well throughout the game and had a chance in the last minutes of the game to score the tying touchdown, but unfortunately fell just short. The defensive unit played a solid game, making a number of huge stands and forcing their opponent to execute long drives in order to score.On offense, the Hornets showed great explosiveness with two long touchdown runs and a few big pass completions. In the end, the improvements continue to shine for the sophomore team, and we look forward to playing on our home field again next week against Morton! Go Hornets!
Freshman The freshman hornets hung tough against HC, who carried a 7-0 lead into halftime. Ultimately, Central was too much however and lost the game 27-0 down the stretch. We look forward to a strong finish against Morton Thursday night.
Varsity Hinsdale South became playoff eligible with a 28-7 victory over the Leyden Eagles Friday night in Northlake. The hornets were winning 28-0 at half and were led by QB Sean McCormack, WR/DB's Robert Hall, Jevais Harris and Ravon Johnson. The offensive line dominated all night paving the way for Marcus Curry to have a great night.
JV Congratulations to our JV football team in beating the Leyden Eagles 14-0. With this win, the Hornets wrapped up their conference season with an undefeated record on the JV level. Leading the offense today was Shawn Wimberly gaining many tough yards on the ground. Other leaders on the offensive side of the ball were Jake Nipperus who threw a TD to Karl Lipiszko. Leading the defensive shutout were Nick Wenkus, Derek Keller, and Javari Williams who had a key interception. The Hornets finish their season next week against non conference Hinsdale Central.
Sophomore The Hornet Sophomore football team won their 3rd consecutive game Friday night, defeating Leyden HS 12-7 to improve to a 3-4 record! Once again, the defensive unit played very well, forcing multiple negative plays and three interceptions including one to seal the victory late in the 4th quarter. On the offensive side, huge, touchdown scoring drives late in the 2nd and 4th quarters were the difference in the game. The team continues to both eliminate mistakes and make huge plays when we need them most! The Hornets are excited to have a great week of practice and take on Hinsdale Central at home next Friday!!
Freshman The freshman hornets split vs Leyden this week with the A team winning 21-6 and the B team losing 30-18. Greg Turner had his best game of the year for the freshman A team, moving the chains and scoring twice. Terrill McCray was the other. For the B team Ben Smith returned an int for a touchdown and Caleb Lockett and Evan Zenger also scored.
Varsity The Hornets dominated Addison Trail 42-14 in Friday's homecoming game, knocking the defending champion off the pace while keeping the Hornets on track for their first Gold title since 2005. The Hornets led 14-0 in the first quarter after a pair of McCormack touchdown passes to Robert Hall. Then Marcus Curry scored on 2 touchdown runs late in the second quarter as they built a 28-7 halftime lead. When Jon Gorney returned an interception for a touchdown on Addison Trail's opening possession of the second half, Hinsdale South never looked back. McCormack completed 13 of 23 passes for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns including a 50-yard fourth-quarter pass to Ravon Johnson to close the scoring which gave him the career TD reception record.
JV Congratulation to our JV team in beating the Trail Blazers of Addison 34-6. Leading the way with a strong passing game was junior Brian Rudolph. Rudolph had TD connections with Jake Nipperus and Karl Lipiszko. In addition, the Hornets had solid receptions from Nick Ardovitch and Sam LaPlante. Leading the ground game was Paris Lewis behind an aggressive Hornet offensive line. Defensively the Hornets were swarming behind the efforts of Sean Wimberly and Nick Wenkus. This win puts the JV record at 3-0 for the season. Up next is a road game at Leyden.
Sophomore The Hornet Sophomore football team improved to a 2-4 record on Friday night by defeating Addison Trail 12-6!! From the very first drive of the game the Hornet defense was dominate, forcing the first of multiple three-and-outs. Addison Trail scored a touchdown in the 2nd quarter to come within a touchdown of tying the game, but our defense held them scoreless in the second half to preserve the win! A huge highlight of the game came late in the 3rd quarter as Addison Trail was first and goal at the Hornet’s half yard line. Four consecutive plays the Hornet defense held the Blazers out of the end zone and gave the ball back to our offense! Offensively, we started fast as well, scoring on our first 2 drives of the game behind a strong running game. Scoring in the 2nd half proved more difficult, but the offense consistently made big plays when we needed them most!
The Hornets will be traveling to Leyden next Friday looking for our 3rd consecutive win!
Freshman Both the freshman A and B teams lost to AT this past Saturday. Corey Burrell was a highlight, however, other a 90 yd int return for a td. In addition, Greg Turner scored on a QB keeper to cap a 60 td drive in the third quarter of the A team's loss 21-12.
Varsity The Hornets won 42-0 vs proviso east. The team rebounded in a positive way and executed on both sides of the ball.
Sophomore The Sophomore Hornet football team earned their first victory of the season on Saturday, beating Proviso East 34-14! The team played well on offense throughout the game, sustaining a number of long drives and getting some big gainers along the way as well. A balanced rushing and passing attack resulted in the Hornets only aligning to punt once the entire game! On defense the Hornets attacked relentlessly the whole game, forcing a multitude of negative yardage plays for the Proviso offense. The defense also forced a huge interception in the third quarter, stifling a Proviso drive. Special teams were also a big part of the game Saturday. On the first defensive series of the game, the defense blocked a punt inside the Proviso thirty yard line. The Hornets also returned a kickoff deep into Proviso territory, leading to a touchdown late in the first half. Then, in the fourth quarter, the Hornets converted on a fake punt to extend a drive that led to a touchdown! The Sophomore football team is excited to have a great week of practice before playing Addison Trail next Friday at home!
Freshman The Freshman hornets lost a pair of games this weekend. The A team was beaten 28-15 at Proviso East. Eddie Hyland had an interception return for a TD in that game. The freshman B team lost a tough one at Hinsdale Central after playing them tight through the first quarter. We will look to bounce back vs AT at home this week.
Varsity On the opening kickoff we marched down the field for a td. The Warriors then scored three straight touchdowns in the game and went on to win 27-13. South's opening possession ended with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Sean McCormack to Connor McCormack. Sean McCormack threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Ravon Johnson to cut Willowbrook's advantage to 20-13. Marcus Curry rushed 19 times for 79 yards for Hinsdale South (2-2, 1-1 WSG). Sean McCormack passed for 166 yards with Johnson catching three passes for 71 yards
Sophomore Playing a Saturday morning game after a weather delay on Friday, the Sophomore Hornet football team met Willowbrook high school at our home field. Big plays were the Achilles heel of the Hornets as we gave up a number of turnovers and a few long passes, making the 8-33 final score seem like an inaccurate summary of the loss. An outstanding effort was given by a number of our athletes, especially on the offensive side of the ball. We also saw vast improvement and some increased playing time for a few defensive players!
The team is working hard to fix consistent mistakes and looks forward to playing their BEST football in the weeks to come!
Freshman Double win for the freshmen hornets in the home opener. A team won 22-8, B team won 22-16.
Varsity The Hornets scored less than three minutes apart early in the second quarter and never trailed again in a 42-20 win against the Mustangs on Sept. 11. Sean McCormack's 6-yard pass to Ravon Johnson and Robert Hall's 22-yard scoring run. Marcus Curry's 1-yard scoring leap in the first half was Hinsdale South's third straight touchdown and made it a 21-6 game, a lead that held until halftime. The hornets controlled the game in the second half and took a knee 3 times at the 1 to finish the game 42-20. This is the first time since 1980/1981 we have the cannon in back to back years.
JV Congrats to our JV football team on their Saturday victory over DGS 24-6. Leading the way for the Hornets was quarterback Jake Nipperus who threw 2 touchdowns. On the receiving end was Karl Lipiszko catching a 50 yard plus td pass and Sam Laplante catching an 45 yard touchdown pass. Running the ball hard behind strong line play was Paris Lewis. The Hornets played a strong 2nd half on defense shutting out the Mustangs with the highlight being a pick 6 from Xavier Fobbs. Our Hornets are now 2-0 for the season and look forward to next weeks home game against Willowbrook.
Sophomore The Hornet Sophomore football team played in an exciting game Friday night against Downers Grove South! We ended up losing 28-6, but the team played an inspired game and created a number of exciting moments.
The offensive unit continued to move the football consistently, as they had through the first 2 games. The defense shutout DGS through the first and third quarters, but gave up a few big plays leading to three touchdowns in the second quarter. Down 22-0 at halftime, the team refused to stop competing and instead came out, drove the length of the field and scored on the first drive of the third quarter. Some untimely mistakes, including turnovers, prevented the Hornets from closing the gap further, but the team finished the game competing very hard.
The team looks forward to coming back home next week and competing against Willowbrook!
Freshman Freshman A team lost 22-0 in a tough one vs DGS. Freshman B team won 14-6 in a great victory over our rivals. Caleb Lockett scored on an 85 yard run in that game.
Varsity The visiting Hornets were leading 17-14 in the 4th quarter against #2 ranked Glenbard West Saturday . There were some critical turnovers during the 4th quarter that gave GW momentum and eventually the win. We battled and proved that we are a team that can compete with the best.
The offensive line led by Chris Oehmen, Victor Porten, Chris James, Zack Zarubin, Seth Biedrzycki along with Ali Hmoud, paved the way for RB Marcus Curry, 21 carries, 97 yards, 3 TDs; QB Sean McCormack 17-for-23, 219 yards, TD. Sophomore Destin Talbert stepped up and made a name for himself with some quality plays in critical situations. Marco Ristic kicked a field goal and converted on all point after attempts. We look forward to starting WSC gold conference play this week vs DGS.
Sophomore The Hornet Sophomore Football team took a difficult loss to Glenbard West on Saturday by a score of 54-6. Our offense was able to move the ball with consistency throughout the game, but struggled to finish drives and secure the football. Defensively, we had a very difficult time stopping a balanced Glenbard West offense.
Some of the positive elements we were able to take from the contest include: tremendous effort by our 2-way players especially, positive leadership from within the team, valuable playing time for some of our less experienced athletes, and relatively minor injuries for either team.
We are excited to learn from our successes and mistakes, and look forward to preparing for DGS next Friday!
Freshman The freshman B team lost a tough one to Glenbard West 56-0 and will look to bounce back against DGS this week. After trailing 8-6 at half, freshman A team lost to Glenbard West 26-6 in a game that was much tighter than the final score. They will also look to get back on track vs rival DGS this week.
Varsity The Hornets didn't overlook Romeoville in the season opener on Aug. 28, topping the host Spartans 43-14. The Hornets led 27-0 early in the second quarter and were up 34-7 at the half. Sean McCormack passed for 287 yards and threw touchdowns to Robert Hall and Ravon Johnson and Jevais Harris. Marcus Curry rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Robert Hall finished with 182 yards receiving and Marko Ristic kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap the scoring. JV Congrats to our JV football team on their opening day victory this past saturday against the Morton Mustangs winning 22-6. The Hornet offense was led by strong offensive line play and the leadership of quarterback Jake Nipperus. The running game was led by Paris Lewis with some explosive runs in both the first and second halves. Leading the receiving group was junior Jacob Brocato. Derek Keller and a swarm of Hornets led the defense in holding the Mustangs to 6 points. Next up for the Hornets are the #3 state ranked Hilltoppers of Glenbard West. JV will be played on Monday Sept 7th.
Sophomore Opening week of football competition was an exciting week for all levels, and the sophomore team was no exception. A very efficient week of practice led up to our first competition against Romeoville High School on Friday the 28th. We started the game a little slowly, giving up two touchdowns in the first half. Our team picked up the intensity and made adjustments well in the second half, holding Romeoville’s offense scoreless, forcing a safety and scoring an offensive touchdown to make the score 8-13 in the 4th quarter. The team competed fiercely the entire game and had an opportunity late in the 4th quarter to score a winning touchdown, but, unfortunately, came up just short. The team is excited about the progress made through the game and their potential as we move forward!! GO HORNETS! - Coach Bobby O’Brien Freshman The freshmen hornets pulled off a dramatic last minute win against Romeoville with a goaline stand that gave Hinsdale South the victory 15-8. Cameron Lipscomb had two TDs on the day, including returning the opening Kickoff. Marcus Martinez made the key stop on the goaline.
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